Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Rehwinkel

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 23:1-3; Deuteronomy 33:16; Ezra 6:21; Ezra 9:1; Nehemiah 9:2; Nehemiah 10:29; Nehemiah 10:30; Matthew 23:15; Mark 2:14-17; Matthew 9:9-13; Luke 5:27-32; Matthew 22:23; Deuteronomy 18:15; Malachi 3:1; Malachi 4:5; Matthew 21:15; Matthew 23:14, 29ff; Matthew 9:14; Matthew 23:5; Luke 14:1-6; John 5:1ff; John 9:14ff; Matthew 15:2; Matthew 23:25; Mark 7:2ff; Luke 11:38; Matthew 23:4; Mark 7:1-23; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Lamentations 4:20; Isaiah 60:1-3; Isaiah 49:23;


We present here a study of Pharisaism with a view more fully to understand and appreciate the attitude of the Pharisees toward Jesus our Savior. The Scribes and the Pharisees were in a position of leadership in the church at the time of Christ's visible sojourn here on earth. They had studied the Old Testament; they knew the Torah; and they were acquainted with the Messianic prophecies. But when the Messiah came in the person of Jesus Christ, the Pharisees were the men who turned out to be His most stubborn opponents. Why? There must have been some reason for it; and it is our aim to get at the heart of this matter.

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